Digital Careers Upskill Programme

What is Software Development and what does a Software Developer do?

29th Jul 2022 Digital Careers Upskill Programme

Software Development is the process of designing, programming, building and maintaining software.

Software Development builds systems that create solutions, providing businesses with personalised software that supports their business goals. To do this, businesses may look to hire a software-focused role, or finetune the responsibilities of existing team members to include a software development capability.

So, what is a Software Developer? What does a Software Developer do?

Roles within Software Development include Software Developers, Software Engineers and Programmers.

Responsibilities of a Software Developer include:

  • assessing and developing software to ensure quality and positive experience,
  • creating code for new and existing systems,
  • completing software maintenance to prevent bugs and errors,
  • implementing improvements to existing software, including modifying coding,
  • creating operation manuals.

Whether you’re looking to get started as a Software Developer, or a business wanting to upskill an existing team member with an interest in software, the Digital Careers Upskill Programme offers fully-funded training in digital skills for employed adults and businesses in Greater Manchester.

The course is delivered via a blend of online learning and classroom training, offering flexibility around business and work commitments.

Digital Careers Upskill Programme has three key benefits:

  • it’s fully-funded through Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the European Social Fund, which means you don’t pay anything,
  • it’s flexible so it can work around you and your commitments,
  • it’s a Level 3 Microsoft-accredited course.

To find out more about the courses we offer, fill out the contact form here and a member of the team will get in touch with you.

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